The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]
Taplin, Charles Norman
Taplin, Charles Norman, Surgeon Dentist, George Street, Palmerston North. The apartments consist of a fine suite of rooms on the first floor of a new brick and plaster building, and contain a surgery, waiting rooms, and a workroom. An assistant is employed in the mechanical department, and a nurse is constantly in attendance. Mr. Taplin is honorary dental surgeon to the Public Hospital and the Children's Home. He was born in the year 1881 at Patea, where he was educated at the District High School, and afterwards had two years' experience in the Government Railway Department. He was subsequently articled to Mr. J. A. Taggart, dentist, of Palmerston North, with whom he spent four years, and then spent twelve months in gold filling, crown, and bridge work under Dr. T. A. Black, B.Sc. (N.Z. University), D.D.S. (U.S.A.), Wellington, before opening his present practice in Palmerston North. Mr. Taplin conducts a branch at Shannon. He is vice-president of the Palmerston North and Shannon Football Clubs, and a member of the Tennis Club.